Child Benefit: Scotland

Treasury written question – answered on 24th November 2010.

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Photo of Cathy Jamieson Cathy Jamieson Labour, Kilmarnock and Loudoun

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 15 November 2010, Official Report, column 614W, on child benefit in Scotland, what the evidential basis is for his estimate that 120,000 households will be affected by the withdrawal of child benefit in 2013.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Exchequer Secretary

The information provided in the answer of 15 November 2010, Hansard, column 614W, on child benefit in Scotland is based on data from the Family Resources Survey (FRS) from 2007-08. These data are used in the Inter-Governmental Tax and Benefit Model (IGoTM) to model household tax and benefit levels, projected to 2013.

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